Great Scott; #1 Football Shuts Out Fifth Straight Opponent in 62-0 Win Over Capital

Isaiah Scott (Photo by JT Higgins)

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union senior defensive back Isaiah Scott (Hamilton/Fairfield) returned two interceptions for touchdowns as the No. 1 ranked Purple Raiders posted their fifth-straight shutout in a 62-0 Ohio Athletic Conference win at homecoming at Mount Union Stadium.

Mount Union (6-0, 5-0 OAC) extended its regular season winning streak to 69 games and home field winning streak to 60 games.  The five straight shutouts are one shy of the school-record six in a row the Raiders had to finish the 2007 regular season.

Capital (1-5, 1-4 OAC) has lost four-straight games for the first time since 2000.

Scott had interception returns of 84 and 40 yards to lead the nation's No. 1 ranked defense that held the Crusaders to 107 total yards.  The Raiders also had two sacks and forced two fumbles -- with one of the fumbles being recovered by Scott's younger brother Joshua.

Sophomore quarterback Kevin Burke (Westlake/Lakewood St. Edward) had 71 yards rushing with a 40-yard touchdown run and threw for two scores -- both to senior wide receiver Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva).  Collins finished with a season-high 148 yards recieving while senior running back T.J. Lattimore (Maple Heights/Maple Heights) had 62-yard rushing touchdown and a game-high 84 yards rushing.  

Mount Union fumbled the ball away on the second play from scrimmage to start the game and Capital took over on the Raiders' 48-yard line.  Three plays later, Scott intercepted a Ryan Kremchek pass and returned it 84 yards to start the scoring just three minutes into the game.

The play seemed to spark the Mount Union defense which held Capital to 15 total yards for the remainder of the first quarter. 

The offense got things going as well with a pair of big play scores as Burke hit Collins on a 57-yard touchdown pass.  Burke then scrambled 40 yards for a touchdown and Mount Union led 21-0 at the end of the quarter.

Senior placekicker Tyler Almeida (Elyria/Elyria) hit a 25-yard field goal early in the second quarter before Burke and Collins hooked up again this time on a 63-yard touchdown pass to make the score 31-0.

Scott then had his second interception return for a score this time from 40 yards out while Julius Moore (Lakeland, Fla./Kathleen Senior) caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Roman Namdar (Southlake, Texas/Carroll) and Lattimore had his 62-yard touchdown run to put Mount Union up 52-0 at the half.

The second half scoring was a 15-yard touchdown run by senior fullback Jake Simon (Parma Heights/Holy Name) and a 34-yard field goal by freshman Isaac Spearman (Railroad, Pa./Susquehannock).

Mount Union plays next week at No. 25 ranked Otterbein in an OAC matchup.  Kickoff in Westerville is scheduled for 1:30 pm


  Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
  -----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
  Capital.............  0  0  0  0  -  0       Record: (1-5,1-4)
  Mount Union......... 21 31  7  3  - 62       Record: (6-0,5-0)

  Scoring Summary:
  1st 12:00 MTU - Isaiah Scott 84 yd interception return (Tyler Almeida kick), , CAP 0 - MTU 7
      09:02 MTU - Jasper Collins 57 yd pass from Kevin Burke (Tyler Almeida kick), 2-70 0:40, CAP 0 - MTU 14
      06:38 MTU - Kevin Burke 40 yd run (Tyler Almeida kick), 4-54 0:52, CAP 0 - MTU 21
  2nd 10:25 MTU - Tyler Almeida 25 yd field goal, 10-43 4:18, CAP 0 - MTU 24
      08:09 MTU - Jasper Collins 63 yd pass from Kevin Burke (Tyler Almeida kick), 2-66 0:36, CAP 0 - MTU 31
      07:20 MTU - Isaiah Scott 40 yd interception return (Tyler Almeida kick), , CAP 0 - MTU 38
      03:35 MTU - Julius Moore 28 yd pass from Roman Namdar (Tyler Almeida kick), 4-41 1:31, CAP 0 - MTU 45
      01:28 MTU - T.j. Lattimore 62 yd run (Tyler Almeida kick), 1-62 0:07, CAP 0 - MTU 52
  3rd 05:44 MTU - Jake Simon 15 yd run (Isaac Spearman kick), 7-52 1:41, CAP 0 - MTU 59
  4th 13:26 MTU - Isaac Spearman 34 yd field goal, 9-46 4:56, CAP 0 - MTU 62

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                                      CAP      MTU
  FIRST DOWNS...................        4       22
  RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............    36-70   44-253
  PASSING YDS (NET).............       37      265
  Passes Att-Comp-Int...........   17-6-2  21-15-0
  TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   53-107   65-518
  Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
  Punt Returns-Yards............      0-0     7-40
  Kickoff Returns-Yards.........    8-120     1-21
  Interception Returns-Yards....      0-0    2-124
  Punts (Number-Avg)............  10-38.9   1-21.0
  Fumbles-Lost..................      2-2      2-1
  Penalties-Yards...............     3-20     6-60
  Possession Time...............    30:22    29:38
  Third-Down Conversions........  0 of 15  6 of 13
  Fourth-Down Conversions.......   0 of 1   0 of 4
  Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      0-1      3-3
  Sacks By: Number-Yards........      0-0     2-11

  RUSHING: Capital-Chris Elledge 12-41; Nolan Gill 1-15; Ryan Kremchek 4-5; Alex
  Nydza 7-4; Jake Nelson 2-2; Bo Hardy 8-2; Ryan McSweeney 2-1. Mount Union-T.j.
  Lattimore 9-84; Kevin Burke 4-71; Jake Simon 10-53; Ted Rosalva 6-36; Taurice
  Scott 4-11; Shane Peludat 2-7; Drew Prendergast 5-5; Blair Skilliter 1-2; Mason
  Minnich 1-minus 7; Roman Namdar 2-minus 9.

  PASSING: Capital-Ryan Kremchek 5-14-2-46; Alex Nydza 1-3-0-minus 9. Mount
  Union-Kevin Burke 5-10-0-158; Roman Namdar 9-10-0-107; Taurice Scott 1-1-0-0.

  RECEIVING: Capital-Nick Gonzales 3-3; Alex Coleman 1-19; Mike Epstein 1-8; Sal
  Oliverio 1-7. Mount Union-Jasper Collins 5-148; Jack Nicholls 4-42; Julius Moore
  1-28; Chris Denton 1-14; Shannon Stewart 1-13; Brian Gainor 1-11; Lane Clark
  1-9; Mitchell Tiah 1-0.

  INTERCEPTIONS: Capital-None. Mount Union-Isaiah Scott 2-124.

  FUMBLES: Capital-Ryan McSweeney 1-1; Nick Gonzales 1-1. Mount Union-T.j.
  Lattimore 1-1; Mason Minnich 1-0.

 

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